United Airlines announced on Friday that it was giving away cars to 11 employees who had perfect attendance.
The carrier said that the 11 winners were selected randomly and each employee had perfect attendance during at least one of three six-month periods beginning in July, 2010. Thousands of employees were eligible, United said.
"Perfect attendant facilitates a work environment of dependability and trust, and enables us to provide our customers with consistent, reliable service," said United vice president of employee relations Donna Towle.The winners chose between a Ford Explorer, a Ford Escape, a Ford Mustang and a Ford Focus and the company will pay all expenses with the car, including sales tax, title and license.
United said it has given away 180 new vehicles since its perfect attendance program began in 1996.